Although Iceland was much warmer than most of us expected, it's time to head to a much warmer climate. It's time to visit Greece and the various Greek Isles.
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We have many places to visit today in Greece.
We begin on the Greek island of Argostoli in the Ionian Islands which are in the Ionian Sea. These islands sit on the western side of Greece.
Katakolo is a seaside town in western Greece. It sits on the western edge of the Ionian Sea. The port of Katakolo is a popular place to see Olympia, the site of the original first ancient Olympic Games. This shows one of the ruins and the various columns that have remained.
There are over 50 sites at Olympia that are still partially standing and they are all at Katakolon.
Heraklion is the capital and largest city in Crete. It is the fourth largest city in Greece. Crete is an island to the south of mainland Greece. One of the most visited areas is the Venetian fortress of Rocca al Mare which was built between 1523 and 1540. The fortress, shown above, still guards the inner harbor.
Lindos is a city on the Island of Rhodes. Here you see the archaeological site Lindos is famous for. Its beaches, along with the leather goods, ceramics, and handmade jewelry the many shops are famous for, make it a popular tourist and holiday destination.
Kos is a Greek island in the Aegean Sea. Tourism is the number one industry and occupation, with farming being the second. The primary crops are almonds, figs, olives, grapes, and tomatoes, along with wheat and corn.
A few random photos
show the background.
Please note I have quit laying a piece of white paper under the used
file folder. I think it was probably too distracting. I'm trying to
get better photos until I can once again get my scanner to make nice
with my computer.
The background of my used file folder was covered with tons of paint, then swirled together and manipulated using a palette knife. I found five images from various areas of Greece in many tourist magazines I looked through. The images were backed with pink paper, then outlined in orange. The cities were computer generated and printed on orange printer paper. I hope you enjoyed today as we now start our imaginary trip to various parts of Greece.
Thanks so much for your visit today. The good news here is it rained about an hour ago for the first time in nearly two months. Not sure it lasted long enough to count for much moisture, but it felt good to breathe the fresh, not dusty air for a change. Let's now head to Art Journal Journey to see what others experienced as they were out and about today.
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